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Spencer Michels reports from the Gulf Coast with the latest on BP's efforts to cap the gushing oil well, amid growing anger from local residents and business owners over the problems wrought by the spill.
Federal scientists have released a report estimating the Gulf oil spill has surpassed the size of the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, making it the worst in U.S. history. Jeffrey Brown speaks to a chemical oceanographer about the scope of the…
Reports that more oil than originally thought is flowing into the Gulf of Mexico were tempered by early successes in the 'top kill' procedure to stop the leak at its source. Tom Bearden continues to track the progress of the…
President Obama called the Gulf Coast spill an "unprecedented disaster" as estimates for the leaking oil surpassed the Exxon Valdez spill, making it the worst oil eco-disaster in U.S. history. Judy Woodruff gets two points of view on the scale…
Oil from the Gulf of Mexico leak turned darker on Tuesday, suggesting that heavier, more-polluting oil is spewing out. Tom Bearden reports from Louisiana, where the oil has begun to damage delicate barrier island ecosystems.
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